Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Jenson Button says he wants to finish his Formula 1 career with McLaren. The 31-year-old, who is contracted to drive for the team until the end of 2012, says: "When I finish racing here, I won't be racing in F1 anymore." On the subject of a new deal, McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh says: "If Jenson wants to do x more years, then I suspect that we could quickly come to an agreement." Full story: Autosportexternal-link

McLaren will try out "small modifications", which include some aerodynamic refinements to the bodywork, during Friday practice for next week's Turkish Grand Prix, team boss Martin Whitmarsh says. Drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button say tyre management will be key at the event. Full story: Formula 1external-link

The doctor who operated on Robert Kubica's severe rallying injuries says the Renault driver has showed "encouraging signs of response" in the nerve structure of his damaged right arm. Dr Francesco Lanza also spoke encouragingly about Kubica's functional recovery as the Polish driver targets a return to racing. Full story: (in Italian)external-link

Michael Schumacher says he intends to fulfil his three-year contract with Mercedes and then work as an ambassador for the German car company. Full story: ESPN F1external-link

Turkish Grand Prix chiefs insist the door is not fully closed on sorting out a deal to secure the future of the race, despite a reluctance by the government to bankroll a big hike in fees. Full story: Autosportexternal-link

Nico Rosberg will act as a chauffeur for drivers and guests at the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) which begins in Hockenheim this weekend. Rosberg has even told his Mercedes boss Norbert Haug that he is interested in doing a few test laps in a DTM car.Full story: DTMexternal-link

Hispania driver Narain Karthikeyan is in mildly optimistic mood as he prepares for next week's Turkish Grand Prix. He reports on social networking site Twitter: "Getting ready for Istanbul, hope things keep improving for us."Full story: Hispania driver Narain Karthikeyan on Twitterexternal-link

There's no such good mood for Team Lotus driver Heikki Kovalainen as he writes on Twitter: "Bit of a sore throat and ears (?!) feeling like tiny flu so gonna alter my training program taking it easier [for a ] couple of days."Full story: Team Lotus driver Heikki Kovalainen on Twitterexternal-link

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